[Users] Completing GetComponents' transition to GitHub

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Sun Dec 5 17:09:30 CST 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at eseidel.org> wrote:
> Erik Schnetter wrote:
>> Ah, I think I misunderstood. I thought you wanted to have a link to
>> the GetComponents script itself in the Cactus directory. Yes, a link
>> to the CRL directory makes sense; this is the "standard" way we handle
>> git repositories at the moment.
> So I just looked into this, and it seems that GetComponents is not currently
> equipped to symlink an entire git repo. This is a silly oversight on my
> part; I can fix it, but that would require another patch to GetComponents.
> Another possibility would be to create the 'bin' directory and link
> GetComponents into bin. Then users could call './bin/GetComponents' or
> possibly './bin/CRL/GetComponents', the latter would allow for documentation
> to be linked as well.

I suggest to do both, to correct the fact that GetComponents cannot
link whole repositories, and to create and use a "bin" directory in

>> You could create a new project. Better now than later...
>> "GetComponents" is a rather specific name and limits the scope of the
>> project.
> It is easier to just change the name of the project to CRL. This would
> change the URL to http://github.com/gridaphobe/CRL. If I do this it would
> probably make sense to change the URL on my website as well; however, I know
> that ET and possibly cactuscode.org link to my website. Are there any other
> pages that link to it?

I don't know. You can set up a permanent redirect on your web server,
which will automatically forward people plus leave a log entry on your
server telling you which pages to correct.


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